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Secret Santa makes Christmas merry

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A great deal families are counting their pennies while trying to pay off their layaway bills.

That was at the center of conversation Monday as some east Tulsa, Oklahoma Walmart customers left the store in tears.

"I've been off work for a year and a half so it's been kind of tight," said Nita Renee, who was in line to pay off her layaway bill.

Renee says she has been saving for weeks to pay the $215 she owes.

But Renee says that was her only option. She says her daughter must have a Christmas.

"She's six years old and she deserves it. She really deserves it," Renee said.

Fortunately for Renee, her debt was paid by a Secret Santa. That same anonymous shopper paid for 52 other families this holiday season -- a gift totaling $10,000, according to Walmart employees.

No one with the store would reveal the identity of the generous shopper.

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